Monthly Archives: October 2013

New York Raises Age for Tobacco Purchases to 21

The City Council has adopted a proposal that would raise the legal age for purchase of all tobacco products–including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and cigarillos–to 21 in New York City, the New York Times reports. Mayor Bloomberg has said that he would sign … Continue reading

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Who to Blame for the ACA (or, specifically, its glitches)?

In the days since the botched rollout of the ACA’s federal online health exchanges, HHS and the Obama administration have quite obviously received more than a little bad press. Recently, though, some government officials have started pushing back, and are … Continue reading

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My column in The Chronicle today argues that critics of the ACA should consider shifting their attention away from the online glitches, which I believe will eventually be fixed, and focus instead on the economic shortcomings of the law. Enjoy! …

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How Can We Help Health Care in Rural Areas?

Since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s federal online health insurance exchanges back on Oct. 1, it has become apparent that there are substantial problems not only with the law’s implementation, but with its structure and foundation as well. … Continue reading

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Video: Stefan Molyneux on the Affordable Care Act

A good primer on some of the concerns that many of us have over the President’s health reform legislation: Tweet

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20 North Dakotans Have Purchased Health Insurance via the Federal Exchange

The Obama administration has, thus far, been less than forthcoming when it comes to the numbers on those who’ve successfully purchased health insurance through a federally run online health care exchange since the Oct. 1 launch date. It’s no large … Continue reading

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The Daily Show Does the ACA Glitches

For today’s less-than-substantive post–a short-lived reality while I work on some longer pieces on what I perceive to be flaws in Affordable Care Act–here is Monday night’s Daily Show segment on the glitches and bugs in the rollout of the … Continue reading

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Is the Affordable Care Act Crazier than a Keg Stand?

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m spending the next couple of weeks putting together an extensive piece on multiple areas of the Affordable Care Act, so you can expect posts, for the most part, to be short and less-than-substantive … Continue reading

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The Corporatist Revolving Door of American Health Care

Readers might claim that what I’m about to share is not news, and they’d be right. But in an effort to pull together all of my resources on the Affordable Care Act–and to respond to a direct question that a … Continue reading

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Media, Misinformation, and the Affordable Care Act

First, it was Chad Henderson, the famous Obamacare enrollee who, it turned out, was not an Obamacare enrollee. Now it’s Sean Hannity’s guests, Obamacare victims who, it turns out, almost cannot possibly be victims of the health care reform. Look, … Continue reading

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